The Principle of Unconditional Self-Acceptance - USA:
I accept myself because I'm alive and have the capacity to CHOOSE TO better enjoy my existence. I am much more than a behaviour of mine.
I might, if I CHOOSE TO, rate a trait of mine or rate my behaviour, however it is likely impossible to rate something as complex as my whole 'self.' How HELPFUL might it be try to do that rating of my whole ‘self?’
My ‘self’ consists of innumerable traits and countless actions - taken and potential - rather than just this one, or two, or three, or four, etc.
I might CHOOSE TO strive for some progress - mainly to enhance the enjoyment of my existence, rather than to prove my 'worth.'
Being unable to do a task to an arbitrary standard, rather than making ME a ‘failure,’ shows that, at this time, I haven’t developed a skill or ability to do it to that standard, YET.
I might CHOOSE TO accept myself even if I am unwilling, or find it very challenging, to change a 'character defect' of mine - because there is no law of the universe that says I am unable to make that choice, anytime I CHOOSE TO. I might CHOOSE TO accept my flawed humanness at any time.
My acceptance of myself is very unlikely to come from pandering to an external source, or bowing to an external authority.
My SELF-ACCEPTANCE is better to come from within me - I am perhaps free to CHOOSE IT at any time.
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